I should have featured this yesterday, but didn’t get time. In what seems to be a new initiative, Walsall Wood Scouts, a thoroughly fine bunch of lads, have been undertaking small scale, supervised scrub clearance at Shire Oak Park Nature Reserve.
I was alerted by Helen Sanger, of the Walsall Heaths group:
Some small scale scrub clearance will take place by WalsallWood Scouts this evening at Shire Oak Park to maintain valuable heathland habitat—
Helen Sanger (@WalsallHeaths) August 13, 2013
I think this is an excellent and worthwhile initiative.
While we’re about it, by popular request, I’ve set up a friendly, informal Shire Oak Park users group on Facebook, as a place where interested folk can come and ask questions, raise issues or learn some of the history of the reserve. There’s more than one admin and I hope the group will become as useful as those for other Walsall greenspaces.
My intention is that the group should be self managing as far as possible, and that it should be welcoming and useful. Please pop down if you’re interested in this valuable local habitat.